CLAUDIA HERSHMAN, a mixed media artist from the Detroit area, joined us to discuss her background, her work, her career, and her upcoming art shows.
From Her Website - https://www.claudiahershman.com
"I feel fortunate to be able to experience the joy that comes from being creative. After studying art for many years, learning about different techniques and a variety of media, I decided to forget the rules and experiment.
OBSERVING HOW CHILDREN MAKE ART WITH NO PARAMETERS, I WAS INSPIRED TO EXPLORE MY CREATIVE PROCESS WITH SUCH FREEDOM SPONTANEITY AND JOY.
Experimentation and a love of color, shape, and pattern are the focus of my process.
My prints and paintings evolve without preconception. When a piece begins to have it’s own life, a dialog between us emerges.
I add marks or collage with color or pencil, and then react to the marks, colors, drips, and accidents, even working with my fingers, to move further into the piece. When all comes together, the piece is finally is finished. Making art, for me, is not about intent, but about the experience itself."